March 14, 2012
Thursday, Mar. 15 - UC Irvine (Peccole Park) 6 p.m.
Friday, Mar. 16 - UC Irvine (Peccole Park) 12 p.m.
Saturday, Mar. 17 - UC Irvine (Peccole Park) 12 p.m.
NEVADA WOLF PACK
Record: 9-6 WAC: 0-0
Head Coach: Gary Powers
Overall Record: 889-711-5
(30th season) at Nevada: same
Powers vs. UCI: 7-13
UC Irvine Anteaters
Record: 8-7 Big West: 0-0
Head Coach: Mike Gillespie (USC, 1962)
Overall Record: 940-550-2 (41st season)
at UCI: 177-79 (Fifth season)
Upcoming games: vs. Washington St., 3/14
Series: UCI leads the series 13-7
Baseball Admission Free This Weekend as Part of Give Back Like Jack Celebration
Admission to this weekend's University of Nevada baseball games at
Peccole Park will be free to fans as part of the Wolf Pack's celebration of the "Give Back Like Jack" community pride campaign.
The Wolf Pack will take on UC Irvine in a three-game series Thursday-Saturday, March 15-17 at Peccole Park. Thursday night's game will start at 6 p.m, while Friday's game is scheduled for 12 p.m. The final game is slated for 12 p.m. on Saturday, which has been declared "Jack Reviglio Day" in Washoe County.
Nevada Athletics has partnered with the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows, Bishop Manogue Catholic High School, Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada and Our Lady of the Snows to encourage residents to help create a sense of kindness and camaraderie in the community by performing random acts of kindness in honor of longtime Reno resident and philanthropist Jack Reviglio, who passed away in 2011. Previously, Nevada handed out tickets to a men's basketball game and has thrown out t-shirts and raised awareness about the campaign throughout its basketball season.
"Give Back Like Jack" is a memorial to Reviglio who was so well known for his kindness and philanthropy throughout northern Nevada. Reviglio worked often with the five non-profit organizations that have created the initiative, whose mission is to continue spreading the kindness that was so often experienced thanks to Reviglio and his family.
Team: Nevada is third in the WAC in hitting (.298) and ERA (3.75) ... Head coach Gary Powers is in his 30th season at Nevada and is 11 wins from 900, all coming leading the Wolf Pack ... Powers is the longest tenured coach in Nevada history ... Nevada has won two of three games in every weekend series this year ... The Pack's 9-6 record is tied with Louisiana Tech for the second best mark in the conference behind Hawai`i's 11-6 record ... Nevada is 9-6 after 15 games this season and were 4-11 a year ago ... The Wolf Pack started last year 0-9 ... The Pack is 5-3 on the road this season, last year they went 6-19 on the season and dropped their first six before earning a WAC road victory.
Hitting: Nevada's top three hitters are first year players in 1B-Brett Jones (.393), DH-Austin Byler (.333) and OF/DH - Kewby Myer (.324) ... Byler and OF-Brooks Klein are tied for the team lead with three home runs each and for fourth in the WAC ... Six of Nevada's regular starting position players are new to the program this season; 1B-Brett Jones, DH-Austin Byler, OF-Kewby Meyer, SS-Kyle Hunt, OF-Jay Anderson and OF-Brooks Klein ... Jones is fourth in the WAC with his .393 batting average and Byler's .333 is 10th ... Anderson's three triples leads the WAC and ranks sixth nationally ... Hunt has been hit by pitch a WAC high seven times which is 20th nationally ... After going 0-for-5 in the first game of the season Jones has reached base in the last 14 games ... Anderson has the Pack's longest hit streak of the season collecting hits in the first 11 games of the season and batted .310 during the streak.
Pitching: Nevada has started the same weekend rotation all season in sophomore Bradey Shipley (3-1), Tyler Wells (2-1) and Tom Jameson (2-1) ... Shipley, a sophomore, was a second-team All-WAC shortstop last season and made just five appearances with two starts on the mound as a freshman when he hit .287 but has yet to play in the field this season and has become the Pack's Friday starter ... The lefty Wells is 2-1 with a 3.09 ERA ... The veteran of the staff is junior Tom Jameson who has won his last two starts and is 2-1 with a 2.86 ERA ... Jameson has made 28 starts in his career ... Senior Matt Gardner leads the WAC and is seventh nationally with five saves ... Gardner earned two saves in the New Mexico and UNLV series ... Jameson (7ip), Tim Culligan (1.1ip) and Gardner (0.2ip) combined on a 1-0 shutout at UNLV ... Shipley's 26 strikeouts is fourth in the WAC ... In addition to starting 12 games at third base senior Garrett Yrigoyen has tossed 2.2 shutout innings on the mound in two appearances, his first innings on the mound in three seasons at Nevada.
Career Saves- With five saves early in the 2012 season, senior Matt Gardner has climbed into third all-time at Nevada. At 11 saves, Gardner is only four out of the second spot all-time. The Wolf Pack's all-time leader is Rico Lagattuta (1993-96) with 24.
Pack To Play Aces April 3 - The Reno Aces and the University of Nevada baseball team will renew their annual exhibition contest at 6:05 p.m. on Tuesday, April 3 at Aces Ballpark, with proceeds once again benefiting the Nevada Dugout Club, the entities jointly announced today.
The University of Nevada Ticket Office is selling discounted tickets for only $10 until Friday, March 23rd at 5pm. Tickets can be purchased at Legacy Hall from 10-5 Monday-Friday, by calling 348-PACK option #2 or on www.nevadawolfpack.com. After March 23rd, tickets can be purchased for full price at the Aces Ticket Office.